|A latter day Ronsard - after Queneau's Si Tu t'imagines - for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting of a poem by S N Solomons inspired by the poem "Si tu t'imagines" by Raymond Queneau (very different from the Joseph Kosma setting of the original as sung by Juliette Greco!). In the same way that Queneau reflected the "gather ye rosebuds" ideas of Ronsard, the poem here and the music are also neo-renaissance, a sort of 20th century re-imagining of the music with which Ronsard would have been familiar...
Keywords: ronsard; queneau; solomons; gather ye rosebuds; alto; guitar; satire; humour
|Past Two o'clock - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Parody of the old Christmas carol Past three o'clock, words and music by David W Solomons (who also performs it in the sound sample here. See pdf file for score. An a cappella choir is enjoying a late sing, into the small hours, but their neighbour doesn't appreciate it.... A video of this piece can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWDn2QqxHQ
Keywords: parody; a cappella; humour; neighbour; noise; nuisance; original music
|The Choir in the rain composed and performed by D W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A series of limericks about a choir singing in the rain written and set to music by David W Solomons. A men's voices version (ATTB) and a mixed choir version are available. The sound sample is the ATTB version, sung by the composer. A video of this piece (with the multi-track performance by the composer) can be enjoyed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszKEJpV4jw A live performance of the SATB version by a choir in Colorado in 2011 has also been made into a video here: http://www.youtube.com/w...
Keywords: choir; rain; solomons; multitrack; limericks; humour; SATB; ATTB; choir; silly
|It was a lover and his lass - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons by way of a parody of the original Shakesperean song. The lover and his lass are passing through supermarket aisles (instead of "green corn field") and calling each other all the time on their mobile phones. Two versions are available - the original for ATTB men's voices and a higher version for SATB mixed choir. The music sample (ogg Vorbis file) is a performance of the original version by the composer, multitracking...
Keywords: lover; lass; supermarket; mobile phone; cellphone; humour; parody; Shakespeare; multitrack; original music